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Friendship IncredibleMinds

Friendship Public Charter School is pleased to invite parents to enroll their student(s) in our newest K-12 STEM education program, Friendship IncredibleMinds. This selective enrichment program offers a variety of STEM clubs for current students with a demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Why is STEM so important? According to the Department of Labor, over 50% of jobs created in the future will require a background in math, science or technology.

Is IncredibleMinds right for your child?  If he/she likes math and science, that’s a great start.  If they enjoy discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work - even better!  All of our STEM clubs will involve creating, building, and making things better! Creativity, persistence, and the desire to make the world a better place are also important qualities.

 
What is Friendship IncredibleMinds (FIM)?
FIM is the collection of afterschool STEM Clubs offered to K-12th-grade students at the various Friendship Public Charter School campuses. The purpose of FIM is to advance STEM literacy; increase student’s proficiency in science and math; and garner interest in STEM careers through afterschool clubs and competitions.
 
What types of clubs are considered STEM clubs?
Clubs have a focus on at least one of the following 10 industries to be considered a STEM club:
 
  1. Animal, Marine and Ocean Science
  2. Astronomy and Space Exploration
  3. Aviation and Aerospace
  4. Earth and Natural Sciences
  5. Engineering and Robotics
  6. Health, Life Sciences and Medicine
  7. Math and Computer Science
  8. National Security and Defense
  9. Renewable Energy and Environment
  10. Social and Behavioral Sciences